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MASTER SOLVERS CLUB

Scores for the November 2020 Contest

Problem A

Imps
North-South vulnerable
You, South, hold:

Q J 3 J 6 7 6 5 2 J 6 5 4
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
——1 DoublePass
1 Pass2 Pass
2 Pass2 Pass
?

What call do you make?

 
ActionScorePanel
Votes
% of
Solvers
2 NT1001041
2 90928
3 8055
3 8010
3 7038
3 NT6004
4 5004
Pass008
3 001
else001
Problem B

Matchpoints
East-West vulnerable
You, South, hold:

10 6 5 A Q 4 A Q J 8 7 5 4
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
1 2 DoublePass
?

What call do you make?

 
ActionScorePanel
Votes
% of
Solvers
3 1001043
2 NT80510
Pass70519
3 60416
3 6047
3 004
else001
Problem C

Imps
Both sides vulnerable
You, South, hold:

J A J K Q 7 6 5 2 J 8 7 3
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
————1 Pass
1 1 Pass*Pass
?

*BWS: denies three diamonds
BWS: double = cooperative-takeout

What call do you make?

 
ActionScorePanel
Votes
% of
Solvers
3 1001131
2 90728
Double80619
3 70210
3 7012
2 4014
2 2006
3 NT1000
else000
Problem D

Imps
North-South vulnerable
You, South, hold:

A Q 10 9 7 5 3 A K A K Q 5
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
2 Pass2 Pass
2 Pass2 NT*Pass
3 Pass3 NTPass
?

*BWS: too strong for double-negative

What call do you make?

 
ActionScorePanel
Votes
% of
Solvers
5 100642
6 90616
4 80728
4 8054
4 6021
5 5012
5 NT5011
6 5000
4 2003
4 NT002
Pass002
else000
Problem E

Imps
Neither side vulnerable
You, South, hold:

10 J 9 6 5 A K Q J 10 7 A 8
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
1 Pass1 2
?

What call do you make?

 
ActionScorePanel
Votes
% of
Solvers
3 1001213
4 80622
3 70425
4 60313
3 60223
Double5010
4 4000
2 001
3 001
4 001
else001
Problem F

Matchpoints
Neither side vulnerable
You, South, hold:

Q J 6 3 A Q 5 A J 4 A 4 2
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
——————1
1 NT2 2 Pass
?

What call do you make?

 
ActionScorePanel
Votes
% of
Solvers
3 100840
3 90712
3 8069
2 NT8043
3 NT6023
4 50123
Pass10010
else000
Problem G

Matchpoints
East-West vulnerable
You, South, hold:

K 8 5 A 9 3 J 10 9 J 5 3 2
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
————1 2
PassPassDoublePass
?

What call do you make?

 
ActionScorePanel
Votes
% of
Solvers
Pass1001643
2 80620
2 NT60431
3 5013
3 4012
3 NT1000
2 001
else000
Problem H

Matchpoints
Both sides vulnerable
You, South, hold:

A 8 3 2 Q 10 3 6 3 2 A 8 3
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
——————3
PassPassDoublePass
?

What call do you make? If you pass, what is your opening lead?

 
ActionScorePanel
Votes
% of
Solvers
3 100932
4 90835
Pass | 38063
Pass | 280111
Pass | 370110
4 6032
Pass | 105001
Pass | Q5000
Pass | A3003
Pass | 63002
Pass | 83000
Pass | 33000
Pass | 23000
Pass | A3000
Pass | 83000
Pass | 33000
else001
MSC CONTEST

These are the scores that were assigned to the problems, as well as the number of votes each solution received from our expert panel, and the approximate percentage of solvers' answers.

See the November issue of The Bridge World to read the panel's in-depth discussion of these contest problems—see how each expert answered and learn how they came to their decisions.